Saturday, May 04, 2013

Children won't know what an ice-free Tanana river looks like

Nenana Ice Conditions
The Tanana river ice is 36.7 inches thick as May 2nd, 2013

The ice is still solid from bank to bank, no visable signs of water. The temperatures have been in the mid to lower 30's from Wednesday April 23rd thru Thursday May 2nd during the day, and dropping down to the mid 20's in the evenings. The temperatures are supposed to remain about the same for the next couple of days. The 5 day forecast for the Nenana area is to remain the same thru Tuesday May 7th, then warming up to the low 40's and the lower 50's by next Wednesday.
Nenana Ice Classic - Breakup log
20-Apr 1940
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